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SENATOR YOUNG BACKS "PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT" INTRODUCED IN WAKE OF CAYLEE ANTHONY TRAGEDY

ALBANY – The outrage over the Casey Anthony verdict is having a ripple effect across New York State and lawmakers have responded by introducing legislation that would better protect children from neglect, repeated abuse and murder, according to one of the bill’s sponsors Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

July 27, 2011
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CITY OF SALAMANCA RECEIVES EMERGENCY AID FROM NYS FOR 2011-12 FISCAL YEAR

             SALAMANCA, NY –Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced today that the state has provided $5 million in emergency funds to tide over the City of Salamanca during its fiscal crisis.

July 26, 2011
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Sen. Young Learns About Spinning At Folk Festival

July 26, 2011
The Post-Journal

GERRY - At the recent Scandinavian Folk Festival at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds, Susan W. Sipos of Cassadaga had a demonstration on the use of the spinning wheel. On hand for the demonstration, one of the many people was Sen. Catharine Young.

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July 26, 2011
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WELLSVILLE WOMAN WITH ALS HONORED FOR ADVOCACY

OLEAN – Debra Quinn of Wellsville proves everyday that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, doesn't have to affect the mind, the spirit or the determination to make the most of one's talents in helping others who also have this disease.

July 15, 2011
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WELLSVILLE WOMAN WITH ALS HONORED FOR ADVOCACY

OLEAN – Debra Quinn of Wellsville proves everyday that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, doesn't have to affect the mind, the spirit or the determination to make the most of one's talents in helping others who also have this disease.

July 15, 2011
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WELLSVILLE WOMAN WITH ALS HONORED FOR ADVOCACY

OLEAN – Debra Quinn of Wellsville proves everyday that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, doesn't have to affect the mind, the spirit or the determination to make the most of one's talents in helping others who also have this disease.

July 15, 2011
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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ASC'S NEW CENTER FOR ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

ALFRED, NY, July 2011—The excitement was palpable as faculty, staff, administrators, friends, and special guests gathered recently on a perfect summer day to break ground for Alfred State College’s Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA). 

The project, which was made possible, in part, thanks to a $4.9 million state grant obtained by NYS Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, will house not only ASC’s conventional dairy herd, but also an organic dairy herd so students can learn both conventional and organic protocols. 

July 12, 2011
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Honoring our Military Servicemen on the 4th!

While attending the Fourth of July Bicentennial Parade In Mayville yesterday, Senator Catharine Young was presented a U.S. flag that was recently flown over the U.S. Capitol by Staff Sergeant Joseph C. Gullo, III of Brocton for her dedicated service to veterans. Staff Sergeant Gullo was the first person from Chautauqua County to be s...ent overseas after the 9/11 attacks. During is military career, he served in multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq while with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 10th Mountain Division. He has also served with the Patriot Guard Riders in both New York and Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the Combat Action Badge.Also pictured is Staff Sgt.

July 8, 2011
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Sign Up for the 2011 Summer Reading Program


Reading is a cornerstone of a solid education. My Summer Reading Program will help parents and educators keep children interested in reading while preparing them for the next school year. I urge all children to head down to their local library and pick up a book today and take part in my Summer Reading Program.

The program is designed for students in Grades 4-6 but is open to any child in the community who enjoys reading.  Complete details are available at the New York State Senate’s summer reading program website at www.nyread.com.

A parent or guardian can register a child. The complete program will be administered online.

 

July 8, 2011
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LANDMARK PROPERTY TAX CAP MEASURE BECOMES LAW

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced a historic victory for the taxpayers of New York State, as the State Legislature adopted landmark legislation to establish the State’s first ever cap on property taxes.

June 24, 2011
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ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION TOOL FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY MEETS APPROVAL IN STATE SENATE

            ALBANY – A highly anticipated economic revitalization program that would encourage private investment and job growth in Livingston County has received overwhelming approval in both the State Senate and Assembly, according to the bill’s prime sponsor Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean).

June 24, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM PROTESTS AT MILITARY FUNERALS

OLEAN – Protestors will have a more difficult time disrupting military funerals thanks to legislation co-sponsored and passed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG PRESENTS OVERDUE MILITARY AWARDS TO LOCAL VETERAN

OLEAN – Decades after serving aboard the USS Oriskany in the Vietnam War, U.S. Navy veteran Gary Clark of West Almond finally was awarded two service medals honoring the former Petty Officer 3rd Class for his years of wartime service.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Young recognizes the Randolph Central School Cardinal's Volleyball team for State Championship

 

Senator Young recognized the Randolph Central School Cardinal's Volleyball team achievement as the 2010 New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Class D Champions by presenting them with a New York State Legislative Resolution. This was the team's third State title in seven years, winning in 2004 and 2005. Additionally, the team were the runners-up in 2007.

June 10, 2011
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Anthony J. Costanzo

Anthony J. Costanzo of Jamestown served his country with distinction as a Combat Infantryman in the United States Army, serving in various campaigns throughout Europe and North Africa during World War II.In January of 1941, 11 months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Anthony joined the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, the “Big Red One,” and received his basic training at Fort Jay in New York City.In November of 1942, his unit entered World War II in North Africa, as part of “Operation Torch", the first American ground campaign against Germany. He fought during the Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia and against the Vichy French government who had sided with Germany.

June 9, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 308 LOB

June 7, 9:00 AM - 9:22 AM
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Earth Day Poster Competition Entries

Thank you to all the students from my district who participated in the State Senate's Earth Day Poster Competition. Each of you did a great job! Click on the links below to view each school's entry.

-Senator Young

Grades K, 2 & 4 - Hinsdale Central School

May 31, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 9:30 AM, Thursday, June 2, 2011 Room 308 LOB

Please note date and time change for this meeting

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June 2, 9:30 AM - 9:57 AM
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Helen Baran

Helen Baran has made extensive contributions to improving the quality of life in Chautauqua County and beyond through her outstanding record.

Widely recognized as one of the premiere Concord Grape growers in the Lake Erie region, Ms. Baran was named President of the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association in 2006. Through her diligence and dedication, Ms. Baran continues to help transform the Concord Grape Belt into a world renowned agri-tourism destination.

Ms. Baran is a dedicated rural health advocate as well and is one of the initial members of the NYS Rural Health Council, where she helped develop policy that is used to promote the health and well being of rural people and their communities.

May 20, 2011
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